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Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Closed

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Overview

Learn about Pictish society from a striking set of 26 carved stones. Dating from the late 700s to late 900s, this sculpture is all that survives of the Picts’ power centre at Meigle.

Meigle Museum’s collection of early medieval sculpture is one of the most important in Western Europe.

What to see and do

  • Look for the collection’s oldest stone, the 8th-century cross-slab Meigle 1, with its Pictish symbols, horsemen and animals
  • See the great 9th-century prayer cross, cross-slab Meigle 2, which may once have stood by the churchyard entrance
  • Try to figure out the odd, ornate carvings of animals, birds, horsemen and naked people on Meigle 26, a grave-marker
  • Admire the rare architectural fragments of the Pictish church at Meigle, which hint at a sophisticated building
  • Take our fun fact-finding quiz while exploring the museum. Available on site
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